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IN 1898
November 20, 1998
On Nov. 20, 1898, the Lawrence World in its “Society Notes.” reported: “The Living Chess game, given by the ladies of Trinity church last night at Frazer Hall [709 Massachusetts] proved to be a very delightful affair. The center of the floor of the hall was occupied by a chess board while spectators crowded the sides and galleries of the hall. Those who took the parts were very gorgeously arrayed and the affair was a brilliant spectacle … The pawns were little girls dressed in black and white dresses with gilt trimmings, with Napoleon hats.” — Courtesy Watkins Community Museum
BOOK ARTIST HELPS STUDENTS LEARN TO READ BETWEEN LINES
November 20, 1998
You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but a local artist says that designing compelling book covers is an engaging pursuit.
ACCOMPLICE IN ROBBERY GETS 11 YEARS
November 20, 1998
A 24-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man received more than 11 years in prison for his role in an August 1997 break-in and robbery. Cedric Baker was convicted in October of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, aiding and abetting aggravated robbery, aiding and abetting kidnapping, aiding and abetting aggravated assault and aiding and abetting years. Because some of those sentences were ordered to be served concurrently, however, the actual prison term ordered is only 134 months — 11 years and two months.
COUNTY COALITION PUSHING 911 TAX FOR WIRELESS CALLS
November 20, 1998
Support for a comprehensive transportation program for the state and elimination of out-district tuition payments are some of the issues the Kansas Association of Counties wants the Legislature to address.
ECKAN RESCHEDULES FOOD DISTRIBUTION
November 20, 1998
Food distribution for clients of the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. has been rescheduled from today to next week. The distribution will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.
EVERYONE LOSES
November 20, 1998
In the case of the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway — plagued by delays because of legal challenges — no one is a winner. At the present time, no one knows the eventual outcome of the ongoing struggle to complete the badly needed South Lawrence Trafficway.
ECKAN RESCHEDULES FOOD DISTRIBUTION
November 20, 1998
Food distribution for clients of the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. has been rescheduled from today to next week. The distribution will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.
HOUSING STARTS BRIGHT SPOT IN ECONOMIC PICTURE ANALYSTS EXPECT HOUSING GROWTH TO SUCCUMB TO THE INFLUENCE OF WEAKNESS SEEPING INTO THE ECONOMY FROM OVERSEAS.
November 20, 1998
Low mortgage rates and a rebound from Hurricane Georges in the South helped raise construction of new homes and apartments to near an 11-year high in October. Nationally, builders started work on new housing units at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.695 million last month, up 7.3 percent from September, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The largest increase in 14 months returned starts to a level just shy of July’s 1.704 million rate, the best since 1987.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 20, 1998
Is there any city law or rule regarding raking one’s leaves from the yard onto the street, leaving big piles in the traffic lane? Yes.
UNUSUAL ATTEMPT TO HIDE DRUG FAILS
November 20, 1998
Despite his best efforts, a Lawrence man was unable to conceal a small chunk of crack cocaine from Douglas County Jail employees. Deputies noticed the contraband while “processing” Henry Phillip Carter, 22, Wednesday night. Prisoners change into orange jail uniforms and are searched before being jailed.
S BASKETBALL TEAM WILL CONTINUE ITS SEVEN-GAME, SEASON-OPENING ROAD STREAK IN THE HAWAIIAN REGENT CLASSIC TONIGHT.
November 20, 1998
Marian Washington isn’t about to let a little thing like paradise distract Kansas’ women’s basketball players. Washington, KU’s 26th-year coach, is keeping a short rein on the Jayhawks as they prepare for the Hawaiian Regent Classic in Honolulu.
HOMELESS ANIMALS
November 20, 1998
Knitters at Presbyterian Manor have kept their hands busy making little blankets for homeless animals this fall. “They’re not perfect, but the cats and dogs won’t know,” Ethel Smith said.
CENTER DEBATE
November 20, 1998
To the editor: I am writing to express my sadness and dismay with the Journal-World’s unwavering position against the planned expansion of the Lawrence Arts Center.
ACCESS TO GUNS TO THE EDITOR:
November 20, 1998
John Lee’s most recent letter regarding gun control (Nov. 15, 1998, Journal-World), deserves a rebuttal. Using dubious logic, Lee takes the sad truth that convicts can obtain a gun “in a few hours” upon release from prison as evidence that we need LESS gun control and not more. This country — like no other in the so called “developed” world — is awash in so many guns that they have been declared a public health hazard by the American Medical Assn. Last year more than 35,000 Americans died by gunfire. (By comparison, handguns were used to murder two people in New Zealand, 15 in Japan, 30 in Great Britain, and 106 in Canada). Guns kept in the home for self-protection are 43 times more likely to kill someone in the home than to kill in self-defense. More than twice as many women are shot and killed by their husbands or lovers than by strangers. And for every “justifiable homicide” where a citizen used a gun in defense, 131 lives were ended in firearm murders, suicides and unintentional shootings. Mr. Lee goes on to cite the work of Professor John Lott, John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, that purports to show that relaxed concealed weapon laws reduce crime. What Lee fails to mention is that the methodology and findings of professor Lott’s one study have been seriously questioned by dozens of scholars. Lott himself seems to have a few “libertarian” ideas of his own. Following the Arkansas school shootings, for example, Lott called for arming teachers as the solution to preventing such tragedies. Lott may also be a biased source for research on these issues: his named Olin professorship is indirectly supported by none other than the Olin Corp., owner of the largest producer of ammunition in the United States, Winchester Inc.
S LEVEL LOWERED FOR WINTER WORK
November 20, 1998
Lone Star Lake is ready for winter now that Douglas County officials have lowered its water level by 2 feet. The water level at the county-owned lake is lowered every year beginning Nov. 1, said Jeff Jerome, operations manager for Douglas County Public Works.
MARY E. JONES
November 20, 1998
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary E. Jones, 91, Perry, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Saint Theresa Catholic Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Newman. Mrs. Jones died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at a Topeka hospital.
RECRUITER SELLING STUDENTS ON PEACE CORPS
November 20, 1998
The Peace Corps is in Lawrence looking for volunteers. Lisa Wandke, the regional recruitment representative for the Peace Corps, has spent the week talking to classes on campus and handing out information about the Peace Corps in the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
FILM PROJECT DEVELOPS INTO A POLICE INCIDENT
November 20, 1998
Lawrence police were called around 10:30 p.m. to a report of an armed robbery in progress with at least one suspect with a gun
KU SENIOR FORWARD T.J. PUGH HAS SUFFERED A SETBACK IN HIS RECOVERY FROM ANKLE SURGERY.
November 20, 1998
Kansas senior T.J. Pugh won’t play in Saturday night’s game against Fort Hays State, KU men’s basketball coach Roy Williams said Thursday. Pugh, who had two screws inserted in his left ankle three weeks ago, recently suffered some swelling of the ankle after practice.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 20, 1998
Why do people get to park along Sixth Street in front of Pinckney School? It is very dangerous when people open their doors and don’t pay attention to the cars going by. Why is this a continued problem? The area is used as a drop-off/pick-up area, City Manager Mike Wildgen said.”It is illegal to park on the north side of Sixth in the area of Pinckney School,” Wildgen said. “Pinckney School officials have made it clear to parents that vehicles cannot be unattended and that children must enter cars from the school side, not the street side.”
PAINTER WINS 500 FREESTYLE
November 20, 1998
Kansas junior Tyler Painter’s victory in the men’s 500 freestyle highlighted the Jayhawks’ performance on Thursday at the Carolina Invitational. Painter, an All-American, won the race in 4:23.69.
VOLLEYBALL FINALE NEXT WEEK.
November 20, 1998
It’s going to be close, but it looks like Kansas University’s volleyball team will be able to play its final home match in the new Horejsi Family Athletic Center. “We’re trying,” said KU assistant athletics director Pat Warren. “I know the seniors really want to play their last game in there.”
ZIMMERMAN MEMORIAL ESTABLISHED AT DEPOT
November 20, 1998
A memorial for Nancy Anne Zimmerman is being established at the Union Pacific Depot-Visitor Center in North Lawrence. Zimmerman, an influential member of the Lawrence art community and a leader in renovating the depot, died Nov. 21, 1988. The community room at the depot-visitor center is named in her honor.
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
November 20, 1998
Burglaries and thefts reported * Lawrence police are investigating two separate forgery cases. A 33-year-old McLouth man reported 13 forged checks were written on his account on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19. The checks, ranging from less than $3 to more than $35, totaled $334. A 22-year-old Lawrence man told police someone apparently stole blank checks from his car and that he learned about the forgeries through his bank. Fourteen checks, written on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, totaled $432. Police Sgt. George Wheeler said Thursday there are no suspects in either case.
SOUND OFF
November 20, 1998
Can you give me an address and phone number for the boot camp nearest to Lawrence? I would like to get an application and find out if they are doing any kind of hiring. Bill Miskell, spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections, said the only boot camp in the state is the Labette Correctional Conservation Camp.
MARY E. JONES
November 20, 1998
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary E. Jones, 91, Perry, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Newman. Mrs. Jones died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at a Topeka hospital.
AMERICAN LEGION FIGHTS NEW BATTLE TO SUPPORT RANKS
November 20, 1998
The American Legion needs to reach out to new groups of veterans to maintain its membership numbers, the national commander told a Lawrence audience Thursday.
COUNTY CONSIDERS SLT OPTIONS
November 20, 1998
The eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway is needed to help Douglas County and the Kansas Department of Transportation realize a return on their investment in the project, an attorney says.
(NO HEADLINE)
November 20, 1998
Many local businesses will be running to the bank this weekend because of the NCAA cross country championships at Rim Rock Farm. The event on Monday will create a substantial economic boon.
RESERVATIONS GRAPPLE WITH AMERICAN INDIAN GANGS
November 20, 1998
Hard times and the lure of easy money have made young American Indians susceptible to gang membership, a drug-and-alcohol counselor told a Lawrence gathering.
DISMISSAL
November 20, 1998
Kimberly Thompson-Flick and baby girl, Lecompton. Births
REGENTS EXPAND ADMISSIONS EXEMPTION
November 20, 1998
Some nonresidents missing requirements under the new qualified admissions standards will still be allowed to enroll.
S GAME WITH KANSAS.
November 20, 1998
Somebody pinch Jim Rhodes. Rhodes’ dream world will become a reality this weekend when he suits up for a college basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. The 1998 Lawrence High graduate is a freshman walk-on at Fort Hays State, Kansas University’s opponent on Saturday.
HOUSE OF WORSHIP
November 20, 1998
For more information about the Washington National Cathedral, look on the World Wide Web at http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/.
WORKER SHORTAGE SQUEEZES AREA FIRM
November 20, 1998
A Johnson County bar-code manufacturer may have outgrown the northeast Kansas labor force. Graphic Techology Inc. has picked up a bunch of contracts for work at its New Century facility at the old Johnson County Industrial Airport near Gardner.
FINALE.
November 20, 1998
Seven years ago this weekend, an undersized Kansas University running back named Tony Sands ran and ran and ran into the NCAA record book. Against Missouri in the Jayhawks’ 1991 regular-season finale, the 5-foot-6, 175-pound Sands carried the ball a body-numbing 58 times for 396 yards — both records that still stand.
TRAILER DAYS OVER FOR LMH MRI UNIT
November 20, 1998
A new diagnostic tool at LMH will reduce waiting, smoke and claustrophobia for patients.
FORUM TO FOCUS ON FOSTER CARE
November 20, 1998
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County will sponsor a public forum on the privatization of foster-care services by the department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. The forum will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium.
TOOK A TRIP TO SEE THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL IN WASHINGTOND.C.
November 20, 1998
Pilgrims said the gothic structure of the Washington National Cathedral was awe-inspiring. Twenty-four people from the area, plus one Californian, traveled Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 to Washington, D.C., on a pilgrimage to see the National Cathedral, an edifice of stone which was begun during the tenure of President Theodore Roosevelt and finished during the term of President George Bush.